The Democratic Party War is burgeoning. Independent (read: socialist) presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is so convinced that the Democratic race is rigged against him that he’s actually trying to oust DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz by helping her primary challenger, Tim Canova, to fundraise:
Sanders, who long accused Wasserman Schultz of working against his campaign, escalated that feud over the weekend by endorsing her primary challenger, Tim Canova, and then helping him fundraise.
Analysts still see Canova as a longshot bid to topple Wasserman Schultz and deny her a seventh House term. But Sanders’ intervention has given the challenger a much bigger profile, and already is helping him raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Canova — a law professor and first-time candidate touting such progressive ideals as Wall Street and campaign finance reform — boasted Monday that Sanders’ small-dollar fundraising blast brought in roughly $250,000.
Speaking like a carbon copy of Sanders, Canova said that, “Our political and economic systems are rigged in favor of the billionaire class and establishment politicians like Wasserman Schultz.”
Sanders is bound and determined to get Wasserman Schultz out of office. In his Canova fundraising email, he made it clear that he’d fire her as DNC chairwoman if elected.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is certainly bad. But President Bernie Sanders is worse.